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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by CoachJB54, Apr 21, 2017.

  1. CoachJB54

    CoachJB54 Out Of The Brooder

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    I am new here to Back Yard Chickens, and new to raising chickens! We received 2 Buff Orpington chicks as an Easter gift to our 2 boys (4ys and 6yrs old)! We have since added 3 more for a total of 5 chicks (all Buff Orpingtons...the only breed the feed store still had in stock, and from what I read on BYC they seem to be a good breed to start with). When I was young (elementary years) we had a few chickens and ducks, however I didn't have any experience with anything other than helping feed them. We just moved to our property to start our small farm, and the chickens are a welcomed addition. Thanks in advance to all the experienced chicken handlers out there for the wisdom you've shared. I am sure I will have a lot of questions!

    Thanks again, and I'm excited to be a part of BYC!

    -CoachJB54
     
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - thanks for joining us and congrats on your new flock! These links may be helpful at the moment:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/hatching-eggs-and-raising-chicks
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/raising-your-baby-chicks
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/...ks-the-first-60-days-of-raising-baby-chickens

    You'll find lots of info in the Learning Centre - https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center and if you have a specific topic in mind, just type it in the search box - there's a wealth of information on past and present threads.

    You may wish to consider joining your state thread as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/270925/find-your-states-thread#post_3239224


    All the best
    CT
     
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  3. aquillen

    aquillen New Egg

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    Hi I'm very new to chickens and to this page.. My name is Amanda :) hello everyone
     
  4. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas and [​IMG]! happy you joined our flock! CTKen gave you some great links so I will just say best wishes and thanks for joining BYC! [​IMG]
     
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  5. CoachJB54

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    Thanks CT! I joined my state thread (FL), and am going to dive into the links you've recommended. Excited to be a part of BYC. Thansk again!

    -JB
     
  6. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    You are most welcome [​IMG]
     
  7. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under CoachJB54 [​IMG] Welcome!

    As you have already received links to some good starting points, I will just wish you all the best.

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

    If you would like to share pictures and stories of your flock, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out [​IMG]
     
  8. The Angry Hen

    The Angry Hen Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome!
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  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Thank you for joining us at Backyard chickens[​IMG]
     
  10. CoachJB54

    CoachJB54 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for all the welcomes!
     

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